Song Lyric Sunday: Earth – ‘We Can Run’

Being neither eco-warrior nor climate-change denier, I have no particular sabre to rattle in coming up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Earth’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Rather like fellow-contributor Brandejwin, I went for a song from a ‘psychedelic rock’ group formed in 1965 in San Francisco, but in my case…

Song Lyric Sunday: Truth – ‘Gimme Some Truth’

I do tend to take Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday prompts quite literally, so this week’s theme of ‘Truth’ needed a little self-discipline in order to avoid conflating ‘true’ with ‘truth’. Coincidentally, as I first saw Helen’s prompt this morning I was listening to Bob Dylan’s ‘True Love Tends To Forget’: a very fine song, but…

Song Lyric Sunday: Comfort – ‘Built For Comfort’

This week’s theme, as set by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time is ‘comfort’. Is it too soon for another Pink Floyd song? Probably, so that rules out ‘Comfortably Numb’. Pity. But it’s never too soon for another bit of the blues. so here’s a Willie Dixon song, as performed…

Song Lyric Sunday: Madness – ‘Brain Damage’

“There’s someone in my head but it’s not me” Helen’s chosen the theme of ‘Madness’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. You might say that – for me at any rate – that was a complete no-brainer. It’s pretty obvious from the title of this blog what my favourite group is, but Pink Floyd is…

Song Lyric Sunday: Sugar/Candy – ‘Candy Says’

For this New Year’s Eve edition of Song Lyric Sunday, Helen has set the theme of ‘Sugar/Candy’. Certainly appropriate for the time of year, but apart from the immediately obvious ‘Brown Sugar’ I wanted something that included ‘Candy’ but wasn’t too saccharine. I think this song, written by Lou Reed and performed by The Velvet…

Song Lyric Sunday: Danger – ‘Dangerous Night’

Confession time: as a rule,when responding to Helen\s Song Lyric Sunday themes I try to come up with a song that, however peripherally, I’m already familiar with. However, this week’s topic of ‘Danger’ had me beaten. There were (are) a few odd lines with ‘danger’ or ‘dangerous’ in them running round in my head, but…

Song Lyric Sunday: Pretending – ‘Tears Of A Clown’

Everyone pretends, at least sometimes. The public face often bears no relation to what’s going on in the internal dialogue. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are many songs that would fit Helen’s theme this week of ‘pretending’. Bob Dylan almost certainly had his tongue wedged firmly in his cheek when he famously described Smokey…